January 7, 2014
Danray Products LLC has introduced 12-, 18-, and 24-in. steel lathe chuck shields for lathes and similar machines. The heavy-duty, 14-ga. shields provide a safeguard between individuals and point-of-operation or rotating hazards, and they protect individuals from flying chips, sparks, coolant, lubricant, and other particles.
The mounting bracket attaches to the face of the headstock. The shield hinges left and rests at a 45-degree angle above the headstock, simplifying the changing or adjustment of the chuck or workpiece. The operator does not need to reach over the chuck to move the shield in and out of position, and the shield will not interfere with lathes that have a rear guard/backsplash.
The shields comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 and the ANSI B11.6 safety standard for lathes.